The Great Battles

Lesser-known Fights and Other Sites

Battle of Cedar Creek

The Battle of Cedar Creek was fought on October 19, 1864. It was the last of three major battles in thirty days for control of the Valley and the last major battle in the Shenandoah Valley during the Civil War.

 

Today much of the battlefield is private land, but a partnership of organizations is working to preserve important parts of the field and interpret them for future generations. Four monuments and a series of markers tell a small part of one of the most important battles of the Civil War.

 

This site will take you on an electronic tour of the Cedar Creek battlefield and show you the monuments and historical markers along the way.

 

A companion website, Civil War in the East, provides Cedar Creek battle maps, battle facts, the organization of the armies, and a timeline of the 1864 Shenandoah Valley Campaign.

 

 





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